Former Boston College football letterman Jason Swepson is entering his seventh year on the Eagles' staff as running backs coach.
A Boston College running back rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of Swepson's first five years at BC, including Cedric Washington (1999), William Green (2000, 2001) and Derrick Knight (2002 and 2003), who became BC's all-time leading rusher.
In 2001, Green was the second-leading rusher in the country with 1,559 yards, the second-highest single-season total in school history. He finished his collegiate career ranked third all-time on the BC rushing list with 2,974 yards. He was a consensus first-team All-America selection.
In 2000, Swepson also worked with Green, who gained 1,164 yards on the ground and earned All-BIG EAST first-team honors. In 1999, Washington gained 1,122 yards on the ground and earned All-BIG EAST first-team honors.
Swepson has coached in six bowl games, including the 2004 Continental Tire Bowl, the 2003 Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl, the 2002 Motor City Bowl, the 2001 Music City Bowl, the 2000 Aloha Bowl and the 1999 Insight.com Bowl, all at BC.
Swepson came to BC from Northeastern University, where he coached running backs and tight ends for the previous two seasons. He also served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Holy Cross (1996), wide receivers coach at Boston University (1994-95), tight ends and tackles coach at the University of Rhode Island (1993) and running backs coach at Bates College (1992).
A 1992 Boston College graduate, he played both running back and wide receiver for the Eagles. He was a two-time winner of the BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete of the Week in 1991.
A native of Seekonk, Mass., he has been inducted into the Seekonk Hall of Fame and was a high school All-American in both football and track. He and his wife Tanya are the parents of one daughter, Kiana.
The Swepson File
Came to Boston College from: Northeastern University
|1999-||Boston College (running backs coach)|
|1998-2000||NFL Internship: Jacksonville Jaguars (wide receivers), 1998; San Diego Chargers (running backs), 1999; Miami Dolphins (running backs), 2000|
|1997-98||Northeastern University (running backs/tight ends)|
|1996||College of the Holy Cross (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks)|
|1994-95||Boston University (wide receivers)|
|1993||University of Rhode Island (tight ends/tackles)|
|1992||Bates College (running backs)|
Bowl Games as a Coach
Continental Tire Bowl (Boston College)
Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl (Boston College)
Motor City Bowl (Boston College)
Music City Bowl (Boston College)
Aloha Bowl (Boston College)
Insight.com Bowl (Boston College)
I-AA Playoffs (Boston University)
Derrick Knight became BC's all-time rushing leader in 2003.
In 2001, coached William Green to 1,559 yards, second-leading rusher in the nation; Green was a consensus first-team All-America selection
In 2000, coached 1,000-yard rusher Green to All-BIG EAST first-team honors
In 1999, coached 1,000-yard rusher Cedric Washington to All-BIG EAST first-team honors
1997 Northeastern team finished the season ranked 21st in the NCAA I-AA poll
1994 Boston University team finished the season ranked ninth in the NCAA I-AA poll
|1988-92||Boston College (running back and wide receiver)|
Two-time winner of the BIG EAST Scholar Athlete of the Week Award during the 1991 season (vs. Michigan and Syracuse)
Inducted into the Seekonk (Mass.) Hall of Fame for his athletic accomplishments in high school
Received high school All-American honors in both football and track
Named to the All-State football and track teams while in high school
Massachusetts state champion, 100 meters, 1987
Massachusetts state and New England champion, 200 meters, 1988
|1992||BS (Human Development)||Boston College|